Needles Highway closed on June 6 for chip seal project

CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Needles Highway will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, June 6, and will reopen on Friday, June 7.

The chip seal will take place on Highway 87 north from Highway 16A (in Custer State Park) to Highway 16.

Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Traffic should travel at 40 mph or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph during this time frame. The permanent pavement markings are scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal applications.

The prime contractor on this $1.4 million project is Simon Contractors of South Dakota, Inc. of Rapid City, SD.

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